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October 23, 2004

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cheque

I can never really tell if Republicans don't understand the goals of their party, or if they're just being disingenuous.


The Bush administration is supporting a provision in the House leadership's intelligence reform bill that would allow U.S. authorities to deport certain foreigners to countries where they are likely to be tortured or abused, an action prohibited by the international laws against torture the United States signed 20 years ago.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A60779-2004Sep29?language=printer


The Bush admin is pro-torture. Argue over the merits of that position, but don't try to tell me that Bush is anti-torture.

eatyrgarbage

Struck me funny that there was no mention of that lil' nasty during the debate broadcasts (at least those I was fully attentive to).

Zappini

Abu Aardvark is exactly right. Seymour Hersh's book "Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib" details the policies and events which led to Abu Ghraib. Surprise: It's all Bush and Rummy. We members of the Reality-Based Community recognize that the neocon(vict)'s failed prison torture policies are merely an representative example of the greater complete and utter failure of every neocon(artist) policy initiative.

edub

Thanks, aardvark.

I've had the exact same thought swimming around in the back of my head for weeks.

Abu Ghraib isn't the worst example of Bush's incompetence, at least based on the pure frigid logic of loss of life. But it symbolizes everything the Republicans are voting for.

America, right or wrong, torture doesn't matter, the ends justify the means.

Sorry, Republicans. It's true. If Abu Ghraib doesn't turn your stomach, then nothing will.

Sky-Ho

SteveB says:

"I can't even begin to think of a response to something as idiotic as this. If you can honestly say you believe that what happened in that prison is the fault of Bush then how can you explain the fact that one of the perpetrators is going to spend the next 8 years of his life in military prison?"

Three justifications for deposing Saddam were that (1) he had horrid "rape rooms" in his prisons, (2) he had a "children's prison" where rape took place and (3) he had mass graves.

To think that Saddam had anything directly to do with any of the above three items would be fanciful, at best.

Yet, the US had done all three items, and some still do not wish to apply the same standards to GWB that they most willingly do to Saddam.

Interesting.

gATRIOS

I VOTE FOR BUSH AND TORTURE FOR TERRORISTS: ITS TAHT SIMPLE YOU QUISLINGS

bryan

HMM, well i guess we know which they were for then huh?

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